Please have a look at the links under the navigation bar to the left to learn about the variety of editorial services I offer.  This website, designed by the talented and amazing Elizabeth Hammond at Ham & Eggs Creative, using the hand lettering and quick bread illustration by Phil Blank, is not exhaustive. If you have any questions or don’t see what you’re looking for here, please feel free to contact me for further information.

Thanks for visiting,

Erika Stevens


Why hire an editor?

The smartest, most creative people benefit from the care and attention of an editor, a practiced, critical, and careful reader who will be mindful of your feelings but, above all, impartial and honest. Some authors simply want feedback, and others want fairly substantive help. Once I know what you need and are hoping to achieve, we’ll make a plan and get to work.

No one manuscript or editor-author relationship is the same as another. I help authors hone their work at a variety of stages: for preparation toward submission of a proposal, for consideration toward a contract, for final approval to publish. I read critically, make notes on what works and what doesn’t, and help authors streamline,  restructure, or expand. My approach is tailored to your project and your goals.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.